The 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T: The Modern Bagger
Can a Japanese bike builder actually make a Bagger? Apparently it is easy to do when you start with the already excellent Rebel 1100, and you combine that with epic knowledge building the Goldwing. The Rebel 1100T has a 1084cc parallel twin engine, low seat height, excellent handling, with the added benefits of hard, locking, weather-resistant saddlebags and a windshield/fairing combination. As you expect from Honda, full LED lighting, selectable riding modes, and cruise control are all standard features.
With 86 hp and 72 lb-ft of torque, the 270-degree crankshaft features uneven firing intervals that produce powerful engine pulses. Like many other models in 2023 Honda lineup, the Rebel 1100T has the brilliant 6-speed DCT automatic transmission.
The 2023 Honda Rebel 1100T starts at $11,299 USD / $16,877 CAD.
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- Price: $11,299 USD / $16,877 CAD
- Key Features:
- Color-matched hard saddlebags
- Handlebar-mounted “batwing” style fairing
- Blacked-out style
- Wide 16” rear tire
- Selectable riding modes
- Cruise control and ABS
- USB charging port
- Key Features:
- Colors: Metallic Black, Bordeaux Red Metallic
- Engine: 1084cc Unicam® parallel twin engine
- Power: 86 hp
- Torque: 72 lb.-ft
- Curb Weight: 487 lbs. (221 kg)
- Seat Height: 27.5 in (699 mm) at lowest point
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2023 Honda Rebel 1100T Specifications
|Engine||1083cc liquid-cooled 22.5° parallel-twin four-stroke|
|Bore x Stroke||92mm x 81.5mm|
|Induction||PGM-FI electronic fuel injection; 46mm throttle body; throttle by wire|
|Valve Train||Unicam SOHC; 4 valves per cylinder|
|Transmission||Six-speed automatic DCT|
|Final Drive||#525 O-ring-sealed chain; 16T/42T|
|Suspension Front||43mm fork; 4.8-inch travel|
|Suspension Rear||Dual Showa shocks with 12.5mm shafts, adjustable preload, and piggyback pressurized reservoirs; 3.7-inch travel|
|Brakes Front||Single 330mm disc with radial-mount four-piston caliper; ABS|
|Brakes Rear||Single 256mm disc; ABS|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||3.6 gallons including 1.1-gallon reserve|
|Color||Metallic Black, Bordeaux Red Metallic|
|Ignition||Full transistorized ignition|
|Rake (Caster Angle)||28°|
|Seat Height||27.5 inches|
|Curb Weight||524 pounds (Includes all standard equipment, required fluids and a full tank of fuel)|
|Warranty||Transferable, unlimited-mileage limited warranty|
|Extension||Extended coverage available with a HondaCare Protection Plan®|
2023 Honda Rebel 1100T Features
This is what makes a bagger a bagger. The Rebel 1100T features a pair of integral, color-matched hard saddlebags that together hold 35 liters—more than enough for a weekend getaway, and super handy even if you’re just riding around town. The top-opening, locking design is weather resistant too. Plus, they add an element of style that’s undeniable—bags are what makes a bagger a bagger!
Our family of Rebels are blank canvases for your self expression. But unlike the canvas you buy at the art store, they’re not boring white. As is, its blacked-out engine pieces, frame, fork and bodywork elements look great during the day and even better at night. We even black-plated the final-drive chain!
Forget about having to polish chrome or exhaust pipes that turn—the Rebel’s blacked-out exhaust system blends perfectly with the bike’s overall look. And maybe the biggest plus? The awesome sound that’s so important to the riding experience.
MODERN/CLASSIC INSTRUMENT SHAPE
Another iconic element combining traditional and modern, the Rebel’s instruments take a classic shape and fill it with totally up-to-date reverse-image digital LCD information. The instruments include a speedometer, tachometer, gear-position indicator, a fuel-indicator, engine output mode, torque control level, engine braking mode and much more.
Another critical item in motorcycle design is the headlight. The Rebel 1100T features a headlight with a round, three-inch nacelle that gives the bike plenty of character.
ALL LED LIGHTING PACKAGE
LED lighting is where it’s at now. LEDs can be lighter, brighter, and require fewer lifetime replacements than incandescent bulbs. That’s why the Rebel 1100T features an all-LED lighting package—headlight, taillight, turn signals, even the license-plate light.
OPTIONAL Honda ACCESSORIES
Want to give your Rebel 1100T some individual touches? We have an extensive selection of Honda accessories. For example, there are several seat options, including two with brown upholstery. Carrying a passenger? Then you’ll want our passenger seat, backrest, and more. Other popular items include saddlebags, rear carrier, and windscreen—almost 30 items in all.
SEAMLESS FUEL TANK
Can you see the flange on the bottom of the Rebel 1100T’s fuel tank? Trick question! That’s because there isn’t one. Like the best custom-built bikes, we’ve fabricated the fuel tank without a flange to clean up the bike’s lines and give it a more refined look.
3.6-GALLON FUEL TANK
One of the key items in motorcycle design is the fuel tank. Holding a generous 3.6 gallons, the Rebel 1100T’s iconic fuel-tank shape is timeless, but functionally it also teams up with the bike’s great fuel efficiency to give you plenty of range.
LEFT-SIDE IGNITION SWITCH/STORAGE ACCESS
Moving the ignition switch to the left side keeps the Rebel 1100T’s dash uncluttered. It also lets the same switch unlock the three-liter underseat storage compartment for extra convenience.
Ready for some awesome color choices for 2023? Check out what you can be riding: Metallic Black, Bordeaux Red Metallic.
STEEL FRONT AND REAR FENDERS
The Rebel 1100T has steel fenders front and rear. There’s even an optional shorty front fender available.
It’s what’s up front that counts most in style, and the Rebel 1100T knocks it out of the park. Of course the front suspension offers more precise steering and a plush ride, but the fat 43mm fork tubes give the bike a substantial presence too, and a special titanium oxide finish on the fork tubes maintain the rich blackout look.
PREMIUM REAR SUSPENSION
Because we build the Rebel 1100T for serious canyon rides as well as laid-back cruising, we gave it a pair of nitrogen-filled remote-reservoir shocks, and equipped them with a special spring rate too. Just like the front suspension, it’s about adding both comfort and performance to your riding experience.
The Rebel 1100T sports an engine that redefines what a modern cruiser can and should be. The parallel-twin design is narrow, and delivers torque everywhere from idle to redline. Proven in our Africa Twin, you’ll have plenty of power grunt down low, but the Rebel 1100T cruises easy and revs like nothing else in the class.
UNICAM ENGINE DESIGN
Honda exclusive Unicam® engine design helps us give the Rebel 1100T a compact cylinder head for optimal engine placement. But the engine also benefits from superior performance, thanks to the entire cylinder-head layout. It’s the best of both worlds!
Most twins use a 180-degree crank. By phasing the Rebel 1100T’s at 270 degrees, you get a unique, rumbling power delivery that’s easy to modulate, and that produces an awesome exhaust sound.
SPECIAL CAMSHAFT TIMING
We use different camshaft profiles and ignition timing for each of the Rebel 1100T’s two cylinders. Why? One cylinder produces slightly more power below 4000 rpm, and the other more above 4000 rpm. Along with the 270-degree crankshaft, the result is a unique power pulse and feel you’re going to love. Plus, the Rebel 1100T makes way more power (nearly 50 percent more) than some of the “traditional” cruisers out there.
Our revolutionary Honda automatic DCT gearbox is the transmission of the future, and it’s the perfect choice for a bike like this. Inside, it’s as tough as a conventional transmission, with steel gears throughout. You can let it shift for you, or paddle shifters in the manual mode give you full control. For relaxed cruising, just leave it in automatic mode and you’ll never worry about stalling or hand fatigue in stop-and-go traffic.
With a bike like the new Rebel 1100T, you’re going to want to get out and ride. That’s why we’ve equipped it with cruise control, just like our Gold Wings. Want to kick back and cruise on the open road all weekend long? No problem!
THROTTLE BY WIRE
Our throttle-by-wire system greatly expands the Rebel 1100T’s versatility. First, you get four levels of Honda Selectable Torque Control. Second, you can choose from four power delivery modes: Standard, Rain, Sport, and a fourth that’s user-programmable. First used on our World-Champion RC213V MotoGP bikes, throttle-by-wire is an excellent example of how Honda technology works for you.
By using counterbalancing elements on two axes, Honda engineers can cancel and fine-tune both primary and coupling vibrations from the engine. The result: we can mount the engine solidly for superior strength and handling. You get a superior ride, yet the engine still produces a pulsing beat you both hear and feel.
A lot of today’s motorcycles look great standing still or just cruising along, but disappoint once the road gets twisty. At Honda, we set high standards for the way all our bikes handle and feel, and the Rebel 1100T is a perfect example—we’ve paid just as much attention to the way this bike corners and handles as we have its knockout styling.
LOW CENTER OF GRAVITY, COMPACT MASS
By locating heavy components like the crankshaft low and as close to the bike’s center of gravity as possible, and by using a compact engine design, the Rebel 1100T provides a superior platform for excellent handling.
The Rebel 1100T’s frame is not only an important reason why this bike handles so well, it’s also an important styling element. The trellis design describes a bold diagonal theme line from the steering head to the swingarm pivot.
CAST ALUMINUM WHEELS
Cast wheels front and rear are light, practical, easy to keep clean, and give the Rebel 1100T a look that tells you this is not built like a retro machine. The wide rims and tires add to the bike’s appearance, too.
POWERFUL DISC BRAKES
The Rebel 1100T features a radially mounted front-brake caliper for powerful stopping performance. The radial-mount design also helps make it stiffer, increasing brake feel and control, and grips a single, massive disc. And at the rear, there’s a large disc as well for excellent stopping power.
The Rebel 1100T features our refined anti-lock braking system. When riding in town, in the rain, or on unfamiliar roads, it’s a great asset that can help you make controlled stops in less-than-ideal conditions. For a bike like this, it’s a feature everyone can appreciate.
Like our high-tech CBR1000RR-R Fireblade, the Rebel 1100T features front and rear wheel-speed sensors working with the Honda Selectable Torque Control (HSTC). The system lets you dial in three levels of wheelie control.
UNDER-SEAT USB-C TERMINAL
We know you’re going to want to charge up your personal electronics or run accessories like a navigational aid while you’re out riding, and that’s why we’ve provided a handy under-seat USB-C port.
WIDE FRONT AND REAR TIRES
The Rebel’s low, fat rear tire gives you plenty of grip while helping to lower the bike’s overall seat height and stance. The wide front tire not only gives the bike a great look, but it helps provide superior handling and stopping power. Plus, the wide profile perfectly complements the rear tire’s look.
The Rebel 1100T features a handlebar-mounted “batwing” style fairing that gives this bike a lot of its street cred and presence, and which is an unmistakable part of its style. Plus, since bagger riders love to ride, its additional wind- and weather protection make it perfect for longer trips—especially since your Rebel 1100T features cruise control too. Want even more protection? Check out our larger accessory windscreen.
LIGHT OVERALL WEIGHT
The Rebel 1100T is a lot lighter than some of its competition. That makes it easier to handle and a lot more fun and friendly to ride than some heavier machines. The light overall weight and a low center of gravity help performance, too.
LOW SEAT HEIGHT
When it comes to cruisers and seat heights, almost everyone likes them lower. At just 27.5 inches, the Rebel 1100T has one of the lowest seats in anyone’s lineup. It’s comfortable when you ride, and it makes it easier to flat-foot it at stoplights or in parking lots.
NARROW OVERALL WIDTH
Super-narrow, especially at the critical tank/seat junction, the Rebel 1100T makes it easier to get on and off the bike, and to put your feet down at stops. Plus, the Rebel fits a wide variety of riders.
ROOMY RIDER TRIANGLE
A rider makes contact with the bike at three points: the seat, the handlebar, and the footpegs. The Rebel 1100T’s rider triangle strikes the perfect balance between laid-back cruiser and more active sport riding. You ride with a commanding presence, and the minute you sit on a Rebel in your local Honda dealership, you’ll know it.
SOLO SEAT WITH OPTIONAL PASSENGER SEAT AND FOOTPEG KIT
With the Rebel 1100T you can easily set your bike up for riding solo, or take a passenger along in style: the removable seat rails, optional passenger seat, passenger footpegs and footpeg hangers are all simple, bolt-on parts.
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